Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

Mmmm . . . chocolate is my weakness . . . nah, chocolate is my strength.  I’m really, really good at it.  These Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes are no exception.  The centers of the cupcakes are a soft, but firm fudge.  The fudge topping is so much more decadent and rich than any frosting.  And the cake itself is moist and delicious.  It’s a trifecta of awesomeness.

Chocolate fudge cupcakes, with an actual fudge center. To die for!

Also, I don’t do finicky, difficult, or complicated.  I bake only for the results, not because I enjoy the process.

First, the cake this is based on is soft and moist.  The tops of the cupcakes are going to fall and be sort of flat, not like a normal muffin top.  That is the price you pay for gooey goodness.

Cake Batter

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease the top surface of two cupcake tins.  Line the cups with cupcake liners.
  3. Combine dry ingredients, stir.
  4. Add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla.  Mix well with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Add the boiling water and stir in.
  6. Pour the batter into the cupcake papers until about 3/4 full.  It will make 24 cupcakes.

Fudge Filling

  • 1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Pour the milk and chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for one minute.
  2. Stir the chocolate to make it melt in smooth.  If it isn’t quite heated enough go another 30 seconds in the microwave.  The filling will be thick.Chocolate fudge cupcakes, with an actual fudge center. To die for!
  3. Drop the fudge, one teaspoonful each, into the cupcake batter.Chocolate fudge cupcakes, with an actual fudge center. To die for!
  4. Bake the cupcakes for 20 minutes.

Fudge Topping

  • 1 c. sweetened condensed milk (this should be the rest of the can if you began with a 14 oz can)
  • 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (the rest of the bag if you began with a 12 oz bag)
  1. Microwave for 1 minute on high.
  2. Stir together until chocolate is smooth and melted.  If it hasn’t melted enough, you may need another 30 seconds in the microwave.
  3. Drizzle the chocolate topping over the cupcakes after they are cool.



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